2016 Mazda CX-9 Redesign

In first quarter of 2016, Japanese car maker Mazda will be presenting its all-new 2016 Mazda CX-9. The new model of this SUV will be the first completely redesigned version of this car ever since its introduction in 2006. Mazda is including the new CX-9 into its KODO design language fleet, together with new Mazda3, Miata, Mazda6 and smaller CX-5. Although Mazda tries to keep most of the information about their future models in secret, as proven by the new Mazda Miata that we have already seen yet until this moment don’t have any official statement regarding its new engines and performance, we do have some information regarding this very expected, 7-passanger family SUV.

2016 Mazda CX-9 Front

2016 Mazda CX-9 exterior and interior

The most dramatic changes will occur on the exterior. Thanks to the KODO design, the new 2016 Mazda CX-9 will look more dynamic and aggressive, focused on sleek and futuristic look yet following examples of animal movements; movements of hunting predators about to attack its prey. KODO is being universally praised as a very well accomplished template for Mazda and CX-9 will make sure to follow this new movement.

On the interior, new changes have been focused on the quality and sophistication of the design following examples of its German competition, yet reflecting KODO language as well. CX-9 will offer more premium materials, stitched leather, color combinations and gadgets such as a big central screen, all well worthy of its competition.

2016 Mazda CX-9 Interior

2016 Mazda CX-9 engine

Apart from the apparent design changes both in the interior and exterior, the new CX-9 will lose some weight, using weight saving materials which will improve both the gas consumption and performance. A new four cylinder engine with a turbocharger will be introduced, replacing the smallest current six-cylinder and offering well over 300 horsepower. Other engines offered will all be a variation of a new 6-cylinder, very environmentally friendly SkyActiv power plant. This move is meant to improve fuel economy while making sure to create even more horsepower than in the current model. The CX-9 will continue to offer a shiftable, six speed automatic transmission that will divert power either to the front or all four wheels.

2016 Mazda CX-9 Rear

2016 Mazda CX-9 price

It is estimated that the price will be around the same as the current CX-9, starting at $32,000. Officially, the automaker had not confirmed these numbers yet. All in all, new 2016 Mazda CX-9 will be a beautifully and thoughtfully designed, friendly family SUV capable of seating seven people, offering high performance with excellent gas mileage for an affordable cost.

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